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Decorating for Valentine’s Day

Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? It’s okay, I do too. However, decorating for Valentine’s Day unlike Christmas or even Halloween, is more subtle. I keep it simple and don’t overdo it.

Today I’ve teamed up with the super creative folks at Minted to create a festive, yet fresh tablescape for cupid’s favorite holiday. As you’ll see – it’s not all about hearts & arrows – I’ve mixed in some none traditional prints such as the partridge table runner and modern stitch napkins to the mix – these patterns could be used year around which is a win-win. I also included red roses for a traditional touch and a double fudge chocolate cake for something sweet – a Valentine must! The bay window was the perfect place for garland & bunting to deliver a special “love you” message to family and friends.

Valentine's Day tablescape // @simplifiedbee

Valentine's Day tablescape // @simplifiedbee @mintedmodern table setting // Valentine's Day // @simplifiedbeeValentine's Day // Love Bunting BannerValentine's Day tablescape // @simplifiedbee #valentinesValentine's Day tablescape // @minted linens

Minted product links:

modern white cake stand // partridge table runner // modern stitch napkins // jute ribbon (for napkin rings & floral arrangement) // ombre love bunting banner (custom)// felt garland // love sticker (for napkin rings)

Now… can we just talk about how darn cute the Minted classroom Valentines for kids are?

cute kids' Valentine's Day cards // @simplifiedbee

My kids selected “You’re a llama fun!” and “I like the way you roll” Valentines for their friends. So cute and I love that they are personalized. Here are a few more Valentine favorites for the kiddos from Minted:

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*disclaimer: this post was sponsored by Minted, however my opinions are mine own as always

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Read full story By on January 23, 2017 in baby and children, contemporary decor, Entertaining, flowers, food, Holiday, holiday decor, home accessories, simplified bee portfolio, stationary, tabletop, textiles, Valentine's Day

Scandinavian Christmas Style

Have you been busy decking the halls? Truth be told – I haven’t gone crazy this season. I’m not sure if my hesitation to go all out decorating for Christmas is because of all the hectic house construction over the last year or that my holiday style is changing. Over time I’ve been increasingly drawn to the simple style of the Scandinavian Christmas. The style embraces minimalist, rustic and natural elements that I’m loving this season. To show you, I’ve pulled some of my favorite images featuring this Nordic style – all found on my Holiday Decorating Ideas board on Pinterest (yes, still a go to place to organize images and inspiration).

scandinavian christmas tree // holiday decorcandles // scandinavian christmas decorDIY Felt Christmas Treeslayered gingerbread cake // holiday goodiesmini boxwood wreathssimple, natural christmas gift wrap

image links from top to bottom:

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

get the look

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Read full story By on December 12, 2016 in Christmas, DIY, Entertaining, food, Holiday, holiday decor, mid-century modern, pinterest, tabletop, Tips/Tricks, Uncategorized

Friday Finds :: Valentine’s Day Picks

disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links.

tulip magnolia branches // spring blossoms

Valentine’s Day is next weekend – I know, hard to believe we are well into February already! Whether in a relationship or not, it’s a great day to spoil those that you love. And don’t forget to treat yourself to something special too. Here are some of the sweet things that are currently on my list.

Valentine's Day // via @simplifiedbee #gifts

product links:

1 blush lipstick // 2 waterproof backpack // 3 macaroons // 4 rose candle // 5 sunglasses

first image:

tulip magnolia branches

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Read full story By on February 5, 2016 in Features, food, friday find, Friday Finds, Holiday, Valentine's Day

Friday Finds :: Pinterest Faves

Happy Friday! Holy cow, did this last week seem to fly by or what?! I’ve been busy decking the halls, wrapping gifts and checking off the gift lists for loved ones.  Even though I didn’t find time to blog, I still visited one of my favorite sites for inspiration: Pinterest. Here are a few of the most popular pins in the last few weeks:

dusty rose front doordare to beginsmall dining space // san francisco apartment // rue magazineelegant master bedroomvegan amaretto snowballs // holiday cookiesrustic country holidaypinecone garland // how to // holiday decor

image sources:  1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7

get the look

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Read full story By on December 11, 2015 in Bedroom, Christmas, color, dining rooms, Features, food, friday find, Friday Finds, Get The Look, Holiday, holiday decor, interior design, Interiors, pinterest